After often being asked about how New Zealanders give I thought I’d start publishing the data on here. 

As we know New Zealanders are a generous lot, we support others in the community either through time, money or goods and services, the following report highlights some of these areas. 

Key Findings

Since the December 2009 quarter, the percentages of people volunteering, donating money or donating goods have generally trended upwards. Median dollars donated per month have remained stable. Similarly, median hours volunteered per month have remained stable, but there may be a slight downward trend emerging, which is not immediately obvious from the indicator.

Quarterly Generosity Indicators

 

Quarter ending

 

2009

2010

2011

 

Dec.

Mar.

Jun.

Sep.

Dec.

Mar.

Jun.

Sep.

Percentage of people who volunteered

28.3%

30.3%

27.8%

29.2%

29.4%

31.7%

32.3%

32.9%

Median hours volunteered per month 

8 hrs

10 hrs

10 hrs

10 hrs

10 hrs

8 hrs

10 hrs

11 hrs

Percentage of people who donated money

41.3%

40.1%

40.4%

38.1%

41.3%

44.6%

46.4%

42.7%

Median dollars donated per month

$40

$35

$36

$42

$40

$40

$40

$40

Percentage of people who donated goods

16.4%

15.7%

19.3%

16.5%

17.9%

21.5%

19.1%

19.4%

Note 1: Percentages are of the estimated population aged 10 years and older for each quarter.

Note 2: Respondents were asked to recall their behaviours in the previous three months.

Full report below:

Source: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector 

 

 

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